Sunday, August 14, 2005

OpenOffice 1.9.122 Slackpack

For those Slackware users who want to try out the lastest version of 2.0 Beta, I found this link after some searching on Google. Enjoy it, fellow Slackers! :D

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

openSuSE: SuSE Linux, Fedora-Style

Im happy to see that the openSuSE website is now up and running. openSuSE, for the uninitiated, is Novell's attempt to create a community-driven Linux flavor of their SuSE Linux distribution, more like the model practiced by Red Hat's Fedora Core. It is always a good thing to make SuSE a community project, which what Linux is all about, people working together to make it better. I would love to test openSUSE, the problem is I got no more space in my hard drive for another Linux distro.Im pretty much happy with Slackware , especially with version 10.2 is just around the corner. See you next time :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Knoppix and Python Saved Wakizaki

I'm so happy. I met the deadline by my instructor on producing a program simulating the First In, First Out page replacement algorithm on my OS Laboratory class. For the past days, the program on C++ posed some headaches in debugging (maybe the lack of mastery, I presume :(( ) and time was running out on me (about 2 days before deadline!). I decided to try out Python. After some reading on few downloadable e-books from the net and futher research, I pulled it off! Now the problem is there is no Python interpreter installed on my Winsuck 98 lab station (what a bomber!). Then it hit me, why not use Knoppix 3.9 and run the python script on a USB pen drive?! I know that the computer can boot from a CD-ROM and it has USB ports. Then the day finally came. Once inside the computer lab, I booted my lab station on Knoppix, made the USB pen drive to mount as root (anyway, the computers are not networked). I tested the script I made and it ran fine. Then the time came when the instructor tested the program. My program held up :) Best part is, I'm the only one that passed the program for checking :D Thank goodness for Knoppix and Python! They rock!